Senior Robert Houston scores 21 in Region game

Defending AAA champion Craigmont got a huge defensive effort and 21 points from Robert Houston to defeat Hardin County, 82-39, in Region 7-AAA tournament.

Senior Myron Johnson scores 22 for Central in Region Semifinal

from CommercialAppeal.com

Central Warriors build huge lead, shock Ridgeway

On paper, Tuesday’s Region 8-AAA semifinal between the state’s top-ranked team, Ridgeway, and Central was a mismatch.

And it was; turns out the Warriors had the Roadrunners exactly where they wanted them.

With a stellar defensive effort and a deliberate offense that was run to perfection, the fourth-seeded Warriors built a 20-point lead after three quarters then withstood a late 3-point barrage to end Ridgeway’s season, 59-55, at White Station.

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Basketball Work Outs starting Thursday Sept 1.

Iv’e had the privilege to participate or been invited to some of the top Elite camps in the country, (University of Memphis elite camp, University of Missouri Elite camp, The Future 150 Inagural Elite Camp , The NBA top 100 high school camp, Under Armour Best of the best top 70 Camp, Tn Prep Hoops .com Rankings camp and many more). My experience from working and participating in those great events have
allowed me to to share my knowledge of teaching and developing young basketball talent.

I have an extensive record of getting kids better on the basketball court both fundalmentally and helping them shape their mental approach towards their game and workouts. Let’s face it , young talent doesn’t know how to work hard when they are already better then their peers. My plan is to teach and push young talent to work hard and correctly on the basic fundamental teaching’s of basketball.

For 15.00 per two hour session you will be taught how to use basic fundamental concepts during game situation’s , basic dribbling techniques, basic passing , basic shooting , basic defense and etc, all geared towards actual game type situations that a ball player will encounter on a basketball court. Playing games are exciting but learning what to do in every game situation is more helpful to young up coming player’s.

If you are interested in being a skillful sound basketball player and are from the ages of 10-18 then be at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church at 70 North Bellvue from 6-8 pm each and every Thursday Night. Call 901-690-6885 for more information.

Memphis Select player’s shine at Elite Hoops Showcase

7-foot-0 2013 C Sam Edwards (OakHaven HS, TN) – BIG fella is raw but as they say you can’t teach size. The lefty does have a soft shot around the bucket and a willingness to work hard to improve. Has 10 early offers including Memphis, Auburn, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Arkansas among others.

5-foot-11 2013 PG Jalen Thompson ( HS, TN) – Fast, pass first point guard. Shot it very well in all-star game. Very good defender.

6-foot-1 2013 SG Connor Payne (Briarcrest HS, TN) – Good spot up shooter. Uses his ability to knock down shots to drive the lane. Hearing from Yale and Columbia

Memphis Select Fall Developement League

The Memphis Select Fall League is here. The Memphis Select Fall League has been created for all basketball player’s throughout the Midsouth there is no draft for only certain players to play, this is truly a competitive league for all boys basketball players.
The Memphis Select Fall League provides current AAU, middle school , high school players an opportunity to get better during this idle time of the year.

If you are a player thats already on a school team then this league will help you work on playing and developing other positions that your coach would want you to work on.
If you are a player that just missed the cut last year for your school team and you want to make the school team, then the Memphis Select Fall League will help you get better by having more game experience under your belt for the school tryout.

In order to participate in the Memphis Select Fall League you must attend a pre- league workout Tuesday August 23rd at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church at 70 North Bellevue at 6pm. Registration will occur including team assignments. You can also register online as well. If you can’t make the pre-league workout then I would strongly suggest that you pay on line to reserve your spot on the team.

All Memphis Select Fall League participants will play in their age group unless their is a request to play at a higher age group. The age groups are 5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, 9th-10th grade, and 11th-12th grade. Prep school players are welcome to play as well as players that graduated in the class of 2011, but are not playing this upcoming season for any team or college.

Cost for The Memphis Select Fall League is $40.
Contact information , Coach Rhodes 901-690-6885 or email me at coachrhodes@gmail.com for any questions.

Register Here:
Step 1:

Player Grade
Player Name
Telephone Number

Step 2: After making your payment, email or call Coach Rhodes with your name and telephone number to confirm your registration at coachrhodes@gmail.com or 901-690-6885.

Devontae Neal Signs with Alabama State.

Memphis Select’s Devontae Neal signed a full basketball scholarship to the SWAC Conference’s Alabama State. Neal a long and lenghty 6ft 10 center is a natural shot blocker and rebounder played his high school basketball at Ridgeway High School.

Limited by injuries and foot surgery mostly throughout high school Neal was forced to play a reserve roll for Ridgeway Never the less Neal still caught the eyes of an Alabama State Assistant coach while playing in a tournament in Birmingham Alabama this spring and the rest is history.
Neal will get better as he get’s older and his foot issues are behind him, his best basketball is 2 years away. Listen for the name Devontae Neal in the Future.

Website update coming soon.

The Memphis select travel team organization has been extremely busy this spring and summer . We will completely update the site after Memphis select return from AAU 17 under National Tournament July 26 – Aug 1. Also we will do a complete story on our 2011 signee’s plus our newest signee Devontae Neal from Memphis Ridgeway.

Rivals.com on Memphis Select’s Sam Edwards.

Sam Edwards is an intriguing 7-footer out of Memphis (Tenn.) East. The 2013 prospect is in his first year on the travel circuit, and both Auburn and Missouri are calling on him.

Elite hoops showcase Birmingham Alabama

Memphis Select went 4and 1 at the elite Hoops Showcase. Here is a break down of the play of Select Player’s.
Myron Johnson 5″9 point guard played with tremendous poise at the point, pushing the ball and looking for his teammates throughout the tournament . Johnson dished the ball at the appropriate times while still knocking down open 3′s.
Robert Houston 6″1 Combo guard shot the 3 extremely well and drove the ball harder to the rack than in the past converting on free throws or 3 point plays. HOUSTON played great defense as usual and locked down his man on defense.
Moses Harper 6″2 Combo guard shot the heck out of the basketball and played aggressively throughout the tournament. Harper has a high basketball IQ like Johnson and Houston and is a pure athlete. look for this kid’s stock to rise in July.
Ricky Foster Jr.6″3 combo guard Ricky is a freakish athlete , this kid rebounded and shot the ball very well in his first Travel team tournament, yes Foster is a big time football recruit but if he continues to spend time in the squared circle then his Basketball recruiting will mirror his 5 star football recruiting.
Sam Edwards 7″0 Center is picking up rather quickly, we all know that it takes bigs a little more time to develope and Edwards is on track. Edwards Blocked shots and intimidated the paint consistently throughout the tournament, he had 5 blocks in one game while making stick backs and running the floor well.
Terrance Mujihead 6″5 forward rebounded the ball well and stopped the opposing forward from getting stick backs ,Mujihead did the dirty work for the team to win, this kid has energy around the basket.
Telvin Askew 6″5 forward rebounded and blocked shots for Memphis Select, ASkew also had a few thunderous dunks throughout the tournament. If Askew adds a nice midrange jump shot then look for this kid to be a solid mid major player.
Devonte Neal is a sleeper ,after foot surgery ,this 6″10 forward is showing that he is a solid mid major player , Neal controlled the middle and showed that he is a defensive force at times. His stock will rise in july.
Marquail Carson 5″8 Pg,showed controled quickness at times Carson is a scoring machine that has to settle down at times ,Carson can score in bunches but needs to get teammates involved as well.
Connor payne 6″2 shooting guard , Payne can play with the best of them when his confidence is up. There is no doubt in my mind that this kid has it to play on the D1 level . Payne played well throughout strecthes in certain ball games, attacking the defense with the drive while knocking down open 3′s.
Daniel Wigley 5″10 point guard played sparingly but well , as Wigley adjust to higher competition then the better his game will be. This kid had a spurt where he was all over there floor during a game playing lock down defense on the opposing point guard. Wigley need to play hard all of the time.
This Memphis Select team has become very good since March , Look for good things from this group in July.

Memphis Select Basketball player’s. Past & Present.

Congradulations to the past and present Memphis Select Basketball player’s.
Myron Johnson (Hamilton )
Andre Appewhite( Central)
Randy Brown (Desoto Central)
Tim Allen (Whitehaven)
Octavious Ellis (Whitehaven)
Cedrick Mcafee(Melrose)
Phillip Mayes(Wooddale)
Rodnerious Lewis(Craigmont)
Robert Houston(Craigmont)
Jarnell Stokes(Central)
Bernard Jones(Hernando)
Diere Mcelroy(Raleigh Egypt)
Telvin Wilkerson (Melrose)
Bobby Parks Jr.(Phillipines)
Demarc Richardson (Briarcrest)
Darry Dowdy(Ridgeway)
Tristian Hicks(Cordova)
Nate Rucker Jr(Melrose)
Terrance Durham (Craigmont)
Chris crawford (Sheffield)
Chris Brewer (Ridgeway)
Fred Yarbrough(Dyer County
John Hudson(Dyer County)
Martarios Brock (Ridgeway)